Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Bad to Me"

"Bad to Me" is a song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney, that Lennon wrote for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas. They released the song in 1963 and it became their first #1 UK hit. Paul McCartney was present during the recording session at Abbey Road Studios. The single would be released in the USA the following year, and become a top-ten hit in that country, reaching number 9.

Bootlegs exist of John Lennon's original demo of the song, which was recorded circa May 1963.

The song was also recorded on the 2003 album From a Window, a set of 17 songs that Lennon and McCartney gave to other artists.

Single by Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas
B-side: "I Call Your Name" (Lennon/McCartney)
Released: 26 July 1963
Recorded: 26 June 1963 (both sides)
Genre: Pop music, Beat music
Label: Parlophone R5049
Writer(s): Lennon/McCartney
Producer: George Martin


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